Artist Talk by Daniel J Glendening & Jason Starin for their installation project "New Function" that was at Place in January - March 2012
Daniel J Glendening & Jason Starin are working collaboratively on New Function. Glendening will be presenting new objects and images, riffing on themes of mortality, impotence, hope, and prosthetic spirituality. While Starin will be guided by his interest in how digital material influences our notion of physical form in reciprocal and possibly reactionary manners. Starinâs practice reconsiders function as being more than utility by extending its meaning into the experiential need to comprehend with our hands. As the notion of the object advances digitally, it is his belief that archiving experiences tangibly will continue to define human nature and, in the context of the virtual age, is an increasingly important act to follow.
Daniel J Glendening is an artist and writer based in Portland, OR. He completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2011. His work has been exhibited in Portland, San Francisco, Oakland and elsewhere, and he was recently an artist in residence at The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. He collects books and mystical shit. www.danieljglendening.com
Jason Lee Starin received his MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art in Applied Craft and Design. Originally from Michigan, he currently resides in Portland, Oregon. www.jasonleestarin.com